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Stunning shot of owl at sunset crowned The Journal's Picture of the Week

PUBLISHED: 11:33 09 January 2019

This wonderful photograph has been named the Journal's Picture of the Week. Photo: Richard Tomsett.

This wonderful photograph has been named the Journal's Picture of the Week. Photo: Richard Tomsett.

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This beautiful photograph capturing a short-eared owl elegantly perched on a post has been crowned Picture of the Week.

The shot was taken by 50-year-old Richard Tomsett, from Oulton Broad, during a sunset trip to Carlton Marshes.

Mr Tomsett, who used his Canon EOS 1DX MKII, said: “It was distracted by some dog walkers so didn’t notice me approaching it.

“I got within 20 metres of it and had enough time to get a load of shots before it flew off. I’m really pleased with this image because I got really lucky with the weather, having lovely light made a creature normally seen at dusk really stand out.”

As our winner, Mr Tomsett receives a 10in x 8in framed version of his photo from Picture Studios, of London Road North, in Lowestoft town centre. Entries can be of any subject but they must be digital images.

To enter our competition, email your pictures to lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk

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